Netherlands | 2019 | 86 mins | NR
“The Columnist is a satirical, bloody survey of the limits of free speech” – Paste Magazine
“The Columnist is one of the best horror films of this year.” – Battle Royale With Cheese
“[T]his is a sophisticated take on over-the-top material, arch but not quite Serial Mom-style campy.” – The AV Club
Director: Ivo van Aart
Cast: Katja Herbers, Genio de Groot
Femke Boot (Katja Herbers) is a columnist who is obsessed with reading the endless abusive messages and death threats posted about her on social media. This obsession consumes her life and prevents her from concentrating on the novel she has promised to her publisher. One day, all her pent-up anger and frustration explode in a moment of shocking and unexpected violence. When this brutal and bloody act inspires Femke to write again, she surrenders to her rage and begins to lead a double life as a daytime writer and nighttime murderer.
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